Browntown Loop

In what has become a long tradition, a VHTRC group celebrated the Fourth by doing the Browntown Loop. This loop is about 20 miles and features a stop at the store in Browntown about two thirds of the way through. Thanks to a call from Gary, the store was open just for us even though it is usually closed on Sunday morning.  It was warm but not too bad considering it was the Fourth.  The forest is very dry! The party at the end wasn't.  Photos on Flickr (click photo above for larger version)

Neal Gorman 13th at Western States

Neal was the first VHTRC finisher at the Western States 100 in California. Scott Mills finished his 15th Western States--all of them under 24 hours.  Other VHTRC finishers included Derrick Carr, Annette Bednosky, Dave Snipes, Patrick McGlade, Alisa Springman, Mike Broderick, and Ed Cacciapaglia.  All these results come from the excellent Western States live site.


Kirstin Corris reports from the Bighorn runs in Wyoming that Tom Corris took third place in the male 50-59 age group. He was the first VHTRC 50K finisher. Other 50k finishers: Kirstin Corris, Jill Quivey, Regina Nuzzo, Keith Moore, Linda Wack, Dave Quivey, Drew Watson, Ed Demoney (first in the 70+ age group). Tom Simonds was a 50 mile finisher and Gaynor Bourgeois is still on the course. Mike Dobies was pulled for time after Dry Fork. Dave Yeakel was the first VHTRC finisher. Marti Kovener has also finished the 100. (Dave and Marti are in photo from Keith Moore.) Stephanie Wilson timed out at Cow Camp (mile 75). 100 Mile course conditions were very snowy and muddy. Bighorn Web site | Results


Highlands Sky Trail Run

Eva Pastalkova, Justine Morrison, and Ragan Petrie swept the top three places at the Highlands Sky 40 in West Virginia on June 19. Brian Schmidt finished second and Aaron Schwartzbard finished in a tie for fifth. Michele Harmon was first Masters female.

An Unenamored View of the Incomparable Comrades

Paul Blackman participated in the 2010 Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Read his interesting and candid report.

San Diego 100 Mile

Thouigh we don't recognize any VHTRC finishers, we should note that Scott Mills was the RD for the San Diego 100 Mile on June 12-13.  The event had live updates. While the competition was close, we give the score in the live update contest as: SD100 2 - MMT 1. Congrats to Scotty!  He is now off to run Western $tates for the last time. SD 100 Web site

Laurel Highlands

Laurel Highlands, the oldest pure trail race in this area, was held on June 12-13.  Jim Harris was the leading VHTRC finisher in eighth place. Due to the closure of the bridge across the PA Turnpike, the course was seven miles longer this year. That and the warm weather made this year's event particularly brutal. You will also notice the MMT course record holder in the results. Results

VHTRC Takes Top Spots at North Face Runs

VHTRC members Matt Woods and Lyuda Anderson were the top man and woman at the North Face 50 Mile held on June 5 along the Potomac River between Great Falls and Algonkian Regional Park.  On June 6, Heather Sshaffer, Matt's sister, won the half marathon. The results are linked from this page on the North Face site.

Bobby Gill second at Old Dominion 100

Bobby Gill was second overall at the Old Dominion 100 mile on June 5 in Fort Valley. There were several other VHTRC finishers. Results | OD website | Bobby's report on his blog | Alyssa Godesky's report on her blog | Doug Sullivan's photos

Scott Brockmeier Wins 3 Days at the Fair

While 170 runners were taking on the Massanutten rocks this weekend, some VHTRC members were taking on a different challenge - running for 24-48 hours around a 0.85 mile loop in a county fairground in New Jersey.  Overcoming the desire to catch the pig races, and inspired by the cotton candy at the aid station, club member Scott Brockmeier was the overall winner in the 48 hour race, covering 240 laps, and Sandy Powell was 2nd woman and 4th overall.  VHTRC's Bill Gentry and Tom Sperduto also participated.


48 hour race results


Emily Grossman covered 100 laps in the 24 hour race.


24 hour race results


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